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St. John's Episcopal Church

Address: 2401 E Broad St at 24th St, Richmond, VA 23223
Phone Number: 804 648 5015
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Ranked #4 of 87 Attractions in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Richmond, Virginia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I am embarrassed that we have lived in Church Hill for over 10 years and made our first visit to St. John's this past Christmas Eve. It is beautiful inside. Lovely stained glass windows. We will go for the re-enactment of Patrick Henry's speech this spring. Don't delay your visit like we did.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This is a beautiful, truly historic place. Try to visit when they are doing a tour so you can hear about the history of this church. I would love to visit during a service; the atmosphere is wonderful.

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Jenkintown, PA, USA
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134 reviews 134 reviews
38 attraction reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

St. John's is where American history was made and the knowledgeable docents will entertain you with the facts behind Patrick Henry's "Give me liberty or give me death," the grave of Mrs. Poe, mother to Edger Allen and how it survived the Civil War.

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Arlington, VA
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73 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Historic church, lovely location, excellent tour by Patsy describing the history of the building and Patrick Henry.

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Anita, Iowa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I had picked this as the top place to see during the Christmas open house event on Dec. 14, 2014. It exceeded my expectations. The church and grounds are picturesque and still has an active congregation. We were met by people in period dress. The reenactment of the assembly discussion was great. I was pleased to read that they do... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Beautiful neighbor. Docent was funny and knowable. Great gift shop. Nice neighborhood to go walk around. Doris was very sweet

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

"Give me liberty or give me death!" Everyone knows the immortal words of Patrick Henry by heart. But not as many know the place and circumstances of his inspiration that literally changed the course of history and led to the creation of the greatest nation on earth. And so a trip to St. John's Church is an absolute MUST for... More 

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is where Patrick Henry made his famous "Give me liberty" speech, and reenactments are done on a regular basis. I first saw this in 1969, and haven't been disappointed in the reenactment since! This is a good place for people of all ages to visit and learn about our rich history. The church itself is quaint and well maintained,... More 

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virginia
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63 attraction reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We have been to St. John's Church before. I consider it among the most inspiring sites in Richmond. This is an active church serving its congregation since 1741.The parish was established in the 1600's. In the village of Richmond, it was the only adequate size meeting place for the leaders of Virginia to meet secretly without the interferance of the... More 

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Interlochen
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very well done presentation by the staff, the history of the church is much more than you think. It was a very fun visit

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